Florida’s Long-Lost Wild Flamingos Were Hiding In Plain Sight

Scientists thought Florida’s native flamingo population had been hunted out of existence by the 19th century plume trade. A new study suggests the birds have been there all along.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

via Florida’s Long-Lost Wild Flamingos Were Hiding In Plain Sight — News : NPR

Fire Improves Bird Habitat at Ganondagan State Historic Site

Have you heard about wildfire outbreaks in California or New York on the news? Do you know how a prescribed burn and wildfire differ from one another? A prescribed burn is very different from a wildfire. Prescribed burning is a management tool that is precisely planned for safety and meeting set goals, while wildfires often […]

via Fire Improves Bird Habitat at Ganondagan State Historic Site — New York State Parks Blog

The Mountain Lion Foundation

Today, March 3, is World Wildlife Day. Since 2013, the United Nations has set this day aside to celebrate Earth’s incredible biodiversity – and to call attention to the ongoing mass extinction (Ceballos, Ehrlich, & Dirzo, 2017). This year’s World Wildlife Day is all about big cats. As such, I have prepared a special post […]

via World Wildlife Day Spotlight: The Mountain Lion Foundation — The Jaguar

Today is World Wildlife Day!

March 3, 2018 will be World Wildlife Day. Since 2013, the United Nations has set aside this day to celebrate the earth’s extraordinary biodiversity – and to call attention to the threats to that diversity. This year’s World Wildlife Day will focus on big cats. As the UN has pointed out, big cats are […]

via World Wildlife Day 2018 to Celebrate Big Cats — The Jaguar

Bird feeder blitz

You have to give squirrels full marks for perseverance.  This fellow tested my patience several times earlier today, but eventually, I conceded.  After all that effort and acrobatics, to the victor goes the spoils!

Nobody will find us here…

A previously unknown “supercolony” of more than 1.5 million penguins has been discovered by scientists in the Danger Islands, a chain of nine islands located off the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Professors from Stony Brook University in New York say they discovered the enormous colony of Adélie Penguins, which live on the Antarctic…

via Scientists Found More Than a Million Rare Penguins in Antarctica — TIME

Horus: The Yellowhammer’s Nest

Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history. Consider the following insightful and moving poem from English poet John Clare (1793 – 1864): The Yellowhammer’s Nest BY JOHN CLARKE Just by the wooden brig a bird flew up, Frit by the cowboy as he scrambled down To reach […]

via Horus: The Yellowhammer’s Nest — BirbObserver